“Those who experienced the ‘Thank God it wasn’t me’ response. Having this thought race through your mind upon seeing violent death is arguably one of the deepest, darkest, most shameful of all human responses. However, when you tell people that it is a normal thought, it is as if a huge weight has been lifted, and their sense of shame no longer has power to hurt them.”  Dave Grossman, On Combat: The Psychology and Physiology of Deadly Conflict in War and in Peace


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